Born: June 11, 1844, Boston, Massachusetts.
Died: September 9, 1931, San Francisco, California
Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, California.
Charles was the son of Charles Wendte and Johanna S. Ebeling, and husband of Abbie Louise Grant. Note: Some publications give his name as
Wendté, but the accent mark is not present on his tombstone.
Wendte graduated from the Meadville Theological School (now the Meadville Lombard Theological School), Chicago, Illinois, in 1867, and Harvard Divinity School in 1869. He served Unitarian churches in Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Newport, Rhode Island.
From 1885–1900 he was engaged in denominational work on the Pacific Coast. Thereafter, he was Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the American Unitarian Association in Boston, Massachusetts, spending part of each year in Europe.